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    At least two problems. The quoted text describes how to do it in a couple ways, none of which work. As I'm only able to drag one clip at a time, plus, each clip ends up in a new track.

    You can also move multiple clips from My Media to the Timeline at once by dragging your cursor over the clips and then dragging them onto the Timeline. Or, you can hold Shift while you select clips, and then drag them onto the Timeline.

    The instructions are simple and clear, but aren't working.

    Further, I have earlier edited one simple video (one clip) and wasn't able to save it to mpg or mov, just to some proprietary Luxea extension that is of no use to me.

  • #2
    Originally posted by rbtree View Post
    At least two problems. The quoted text describes how to do it in a couple ways, none of which work. As I'm only able to drag one clip at a time, plus, each clip ends up in a new track.

    You can also move multiple clips from My Media to the Timeline at once by dragging your cursor over the clips and then dragging them onto the Timeline. Or, you can hold Shift while you select clips, and then drag them onto the Timeline.

    The instructions are simple and clear, but aren't working.
    With left mouse key held down drag the selection over the clips in the My Media pane, then release the mouse key. You should then see a thin yellow border around each of the selected clips. (or hold down the Shift key, select the first clip, then the last, then release the mouse key)

    Now place the cursor on any of the selected clips, press the left mouse key down and drag onto the time line. All of the selected clips will be placed on the timeline in the same track.

    Further, I have earlier edited one simple video (one clip) and wasn't able to save it to mpg or mov, just to some proprietary Luxea extension that is of no use to me.
    In Produce and Share, for Output Type select Common Format. For Output Format that will give you the options of the common video options MP4, MOV, M4V, WEBM (also the options of GIF and MP3). None of these are Luxea proprietary extensions. You can then set Video Frame size, and also Detailed settings to taste.

    You can (and arguably should) save your project, and that is done from File->Save project, or File Save Project As. Note however that the source media must be in the same place as it originally was if you subsequently use File->Open Project.

    I recommend using File->Export Zipped Project, which will keep all the source media and the project file together.

    Hope that helps

    Edit: You can also select multiple clips in Windows Explorer, and when selected drag and drop the group selection onto the My Media Pane.
    Last edited by Greyfox; 05-19-2021, 02:10 AM.

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    • #3
      Thanks, greyfox. Just now reading this. I may need to take some time to slowly assimilate your instructions into my 72 yr old brain. But, I recently gave Luxea a couple brief tries at producing a time lapse from still images. Had no luck. I also use VSDC Video editor and am slowly figuring out its quirks. It does allow for 4k quality, so there's that. But it isn't as simple as the old Windows Movie Maker, which I again downloaded, thought it is long past being supported by Microsoft. It's simple and fast, but only saves in HD, not UHD (4k)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rbtree View Post
        Thanks, greyfox. Just now reading this. I may need to take some time to slowly assimilate your instructions into my 72 yr old brain. But, I recently gave Luxea a couple brief tries at producing a time lapse from still images. Had no luck. I also use VSDC Video editor and am slowly figuring out its quirks. It does allow for 4k quality, so there's that. But it isn't as simple as the old Windows Movie Maker, which I again downloaded, thought it is long past being supported by Microsoft. It's simple and fast, but only saves in HD, not UHD (4k)
        Luxea allows for 4k video, with its "Display Area" being able to be set to 4k(3840 x 2160), and export video being able to be set for 3840 x 2160 or upscaled to 4096 x 2160.

        Not sure exactly what you were trying with your "time lapse" video, but likely it would be a series of still images taken of a subject, showing the change over time.

        For a time lapse video from still images to be effective, you need to have a lot of individual images even for a short video. Typically for a 10 second time lapse video, playing at 30 frames per second, you would need 300 individual shots. For example, for a cloud movement video, these might have been taken at 1 shot every 10 seconds over a period of 50 minutes.

        So the work flow for a 10 second 30fps 1920px x 1080px time lapse video made from the 300 individual shots might look a bit like this:-

        1/ Open Luxea
        2/ Set the Project Settings (Display Area 1920 x 1080, Frame rate to 30 fps)
        3/ Open Tools->Options and set the Duration for Images to "0.00:00;01". That is a duration of 1/30th second per image
        4/ Import all of the 300 images into "My Media" (Note that Luxea orders the images on filename, so it helps if you have renamed the images 0001.jpg, 0002.jpg etc in the order they were taken)
        5/ Select all the images in My Media, and then drag them onto the timeline. If the filename are as suggested they should be in the correct order
        6/ Add any audio, titles etc as required
        9/ Export (Produce and Share).

        Typically
        Output type: Common Format
        Output Format MP4
        Video Frame Size 1920 x 1080
        Video Bit Rate 5000 or 10000 kbps.
        Frame Rate 30 fps

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